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How Long Does It Take For Skin To Grow Back After A Leg Road Rash
3 weeks: These are essentially partial thickness burns and can be treated with washing with soap and water 2-3 times/day, application of Bacitracin ointment and a dry dressing. These types of injury should be healed in 3 weeks--if they are not, or if they do not seems to be improving normally, you should see a physician to see if there is an additional problem. ...Read more
Depends: The deeper rash will likely fill in with granulation and scar tissue. It will look different from your normal skin and may have areas of numbness. The superficial areas will likely heal with only temporary redness left over, that should return to normal over months or years. ...Read more
3 to 6 months: It usually takes 3 to 6 months. ...Read more
It varies: Many factors are involved in healing road rash. Expect it to take a week or so to stop weeping and likely 2-3 weeks to seal over. It can take a month or more for full healing. ...Read more
About a month ago I received some road rash on my face and forearm. Once the new pink skin has formed how long shoud I continue to cover it in vaselin?
Probably can stop:
The new skin is kind of like baby skin--it is fragile and will tend to be dry, so I would continue to use vaseline--just enough to keep it moist so it doesn't itch. Do not get it sunburned or suntanned until all the pink is gone-use a sunscreen with spf > 15. It will burn easily and if tanned, may tan permanently.
Good luck! ...Read more
Least of. ..: This would be the least of your worries after the leg was run over by a car. ...Read more
Felland got road rash small laceration no stitches two daysafter feel like cold drops running down leg bone?
I have road rash on my left thigh from a bike accident that is 2 weeks old. I've recently developed a red bumps all along my leg. The road rash is red and tender to the touch. Should I be concerned?
Time for an eval: Any time you have an injury that is not getting better as you would expect, or is getting worse with increasing pain or redness, foul discharge, etc. You should see a physician for an evaluation. You don't want a minor and easily treatable infection to turn into something much more serious or potentially life threatening. Go get it looked at to make sure it is nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more
Can impede healing: Best thing to do after the initial disinfection with soap or alcohol is to apply petroleum ointment (plain vaseline) at least twice daily until the skin has re-epithelized (about 5-7days). Hydrogen peroxide can be harmful to the healing skin, antibiotic ointments increase the risk of allergic contact dermatitis, alcohol can dry out the wound resulting in a scab which can also slow down healing. ...Read more
Have this nasty road rash on my knee, I got it from a longboardidng accident, what will make it heal faster and will it go away in time?
Have rash evaluated: There could be a secondary infection in this case, especially if the problem has not healed over a week or two. Have a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more
Road rash on knee is yellow on inside and tender and red around infection? Tetanus shot? Wat should I do?
Skin Infection: This sounds like a good old standard bacterial skin infection and in no way represents a tetanus diagnosis. Most skin infections require antibiotics which are prescribed at your local family medicine clinic. ...Read more
I had a quater skin infecction with puss and oil that looked like road rash and a week later one formed on my arm, could this be related to hiv?
HIV: This sounds like a case of cellulitis, possibly with staphylococci with recurrence. Whether it has anything whatever to do with HIV would only be significant if you have the disease, and have become profoundly immunosuppressed as a result of long-standing untreated disease. If you are concerned about possible exposure go and get tested. The 4th generation immunoassays are excellent. ...Read more
I fell this morning, landing directly on my right knee on concrete. Have "road rash", bruising and swelling, as well as a distinct feeling of liquid around the kneecap, which is my main concern. Can flex and walk on it. Safe to treat at home?
Knee injury: The concern here would be a fracture of your patella (knee cap) in view of the type of trauma and the presence of knee swelling. We know that at the very least a contusion of the patella occurred. If pain and swelling are pronounced, get examined and an xray. In the meantime apply cold and elevate your leg. ...Read more
I tripped and fell on the sidewalk on sunday. It looks like road rash on my knee. There's yellow crust, redness, it feels hot and there is a deep pain in the bones. I spray it with bactine 3 times a day. Can there be infection without puss?
See a doctor: Infection can occur without visible puss. Area will be red, hot, tender and swollen. Sounds like you should be examined by a professional immediately. Do not wait until this gets worse. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
A few weeks: Depending on severity, like a burn, 2 to 6 weeks. ...Read more
Bruising: Bruising heals at a different rate for each person, but on average should disappear after 10 days to two weeks. Keep it covered with a non-stick dressing like telfa, or vaseline gauze. ...Read more
I was involved in a high speed motorcycle accident 3 days ago and just want to know how long road rash will take to heal?
That depends: On any underlying medical conditions, how healthy you are, how well you heal, and mostly the extent of the injury (depth), etc. Generally speaking though, within 10 days to 2 weeks, the abrasion should be healed pretty well. ...Read more
How long will road rash from skateboarding 25+miles per hour take to heal on the elbow? (mines happen 4 days ago)
Hard to say: Depending on how bad, it could take several days to several weeks to heal. ...Read more
Hi there, I have a road rash from a motorcycle accident that happened on June 2nd between my elbow and my wrist. How long will it take to heal?
It all: Depends of the depth of your injuries, your health status and how clean you keep the wound ...Read more
I got in a motorcycle accident on Thursday night after work, luckily I was able to walk away without serious injuries. My knees, calves, and shins are all full of road rash tho. How long will it take before I can actually stand up without an overwhelming
DR???: Did you go to ER or see a DR?? Shower or bath, rinse off daily. Any dirt ground into skin? Sounds like you will be grounded about a week. Keep lubricated. Vaseline or Aquaphor are good. I use Bioclusive or similar clear dressings on these with excellent results. Saran wrap is easy to use but does not breathe. Avoid antiseptics and topical antibiotics because they interfere with wound healing and c ...Read more
I feel lethargic, have brittle toenails, get skin rashes often, am very thin & underweight, having a leg & back pain for a long time. Am I protein deficien?
Eval needed: You will need to be medically evaluated to determine the cause for these symptoms. The symptoms are of concern and merit assessment. ...Read more
Depends: A rash from scraping of the skin on a rough surface can be very painful. Loosing time from work depends on how deep the lacerations (cuts) are and if they are infected. In addition, if the damage to the skin was more severe, needing repair surgery and extensive dressings, it may keep you from working, depending what your job may be. ...Read more
Antibiotic ointment: Clean the rash with soap and water. Soak the rash in clean water twice a day and pat dry. Apply either Bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment twice a day to the open or weeping skin until healed. Watch for signs of infection such as pus, redness spreading or increasing pain and fever. ...Read more
Keep clean: Gently clean with mild soap and water; avoid products like peroxide and alcohol which will not only kill the bad bugs, but also the cells trying to regrow tissue and fight infection. Otherwise, keep he wound moist with products like vaseline. Antibiotic ointment can be used if he wound is red, draining, or warm...But if that is true you really should see your dr. Oh, is your tetanus up to date? ...Read more
My husband has a bad back, recently getting pain in right rib area, feels like road rash, is this caused by his back?
May be shingles: The earliest symptoms of shingles may include headache, sensitivity to light or flu like symptoms without a fever. later, you may feel itching, tingling, or pain in a localized area. That’s where a band, strip, or small area of rash may occur a few days later. The rash turns into clusters of blisters. The blisters fill with fluid and then crust over. ...Read more
I have road rash on my palms and I am keeping it well covered with ointment. How long until the pain stops? I cannot shower
1 or two days: After the bleeding has stopped, the body will heal from within and push most of the pebbles and dirt to the surface. ...Read more
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